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Man dead after catching on fire atop of Metro-North train

Posted on November 11, 2014

STAMFORD, Conn. — A man found on fire on top of a Metro-North train headed from Stamford, Connecticut, to New York City on Sunday morning has died, according to officials from Metro-North, NBC Connecticut reported.

According to police, Brian McClellen, 21, of Ohio,  jumped onto the moving train near the Greenwich/Stamford line and rode it for a while before he was shocked and burned after a pantograph came down on him as the train entered the Riverside Metro-North station, according to the report.

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